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paponte
04-04-2003, 09:09 PM
Just wanted to know what some of you guys were getting per sqft installed for Pennsylvania wallstone. Or if you had another way for calculating installation. Thanks! :cool:

Lanelle
04-04-2003, 09:54 PM
What type of installation and how thick is the stone you are referring to? I have gotten stone from PA that ranges widely in thickness.

paponte
04-04-2003, 09:59 PM
There is either Penn wallstone (thinner, smaller pieces) or Penn fieldstone (thicker, bigger pieces). Installed as retaining walls. Thanks.

Lanelle
04-04-2003, 10:49 PM
Are these dry-stacked or mortared? Are they done as block and veneer or solid stone? We use this type of stone extensively in this area.

paponte
04-05-2003, 04:50 PM
HEh, I can tell Mr. technical... heh. Just the typical dry stack. A pallet normally covers 25' @ 1' height. Just wanted to know if most guys were charging material & labor, of if you had figured out a per sqft. price. I have always figured it out by labor, but was looking for a more stable way of pricing. Thanks. :cool:

Turfdude
04-05-2003, 09:02 PM
Paponte,
We charge around 450-475 per pallet installed. The cost per pallet here is about 140

Lanelle
04-05-2003, 11:11 PM
For dry-stack, depending on how easy the site is (accessibility, amount of backfill needed), price ranges from $22 - $26 per face foot.

paponte
04-06-2003, 08:38 AM
Great... thanks for the responses. I pay anywhere from 140-160 for them here, depending on where I get then from.

Turfdude, I would imagine you derived your price from experience on laying stone. Just figured out on average how much time it took you to lay a pallet and added it to your cost = price per pallet.

Lanelle, how were you able to derive your per sqft price? Same method?

If it's something you would like to share in private, don't hesitate to pm me. Thank you both again for your time and responses. :cool:

Lanelle
04-07-2003, 01:53 AM
We tracked several jobs, recording manhours and measuring how many face feet were laid. Add together materials, labor, overhead, profit to arrive at a total price and then divide by the number of face feet. Each company may arrive at a different price and I think our stone often costs a bit more than you are paying which may be a shipping cost difference. Buying a full load is less costly than going to a local supplier for a couple of pallets of stone.

paponte
04-07-2003, 02:13 PM
Thanks again man. It is greatly appreciated. :cool:

greenybeany
04-07-2003, 03:31 PM
You should probably put a 'wo' in front of that man. ;)

paponte
04-07-2003, 03:44 PM
Oops!! Sorry about that Lanelle :rolleyes: